The Almeida Theatre announce the full cast for the UK premiere of Clare Barron’s new play Dance Nation, directed by Bijan Sheibani.
Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming. An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.
With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.
Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Clare Barron’s explosive new play Dance Nation makes its UK debut in summer 2018, directed by Bijan Sheibani.
The cast includes Brendan Cowell, Nancy Crane, Karla Crome, Miranda Foster, Sarah Hadland, KaylaMeikle, Irfan Shamji, Manjinder Virk and Ria Zmitrowicz.
Clare Barron’s play Dance Nation recently received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons (NYC) in May 2018. It is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award established in honour of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Her other plays include You Got Older which received an Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play, and was a Susan Smith Blackburn finalist; I’ll Never Love Again; and Baby Screams Miracle. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award for Drama, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award at The Vineyard, and the Page 73 Fellowship; and is a member of New Dramatists.
Dance Nation is directed by Bijan Sheibani, choreography by Aline David, designed by Samal Blak, costumes by Moritz Junge, lighting by Lee Curran, sound and composition by Marc Teitler, casting by Amy Ball and dialect coaching by Brett Tyne.
Dance Nation runs at the Almeida Theatre from 27 August to 6 October 2018.